Howell Robinson, Appellant, v. W. Frank Smyth, Jr., Superintendent of the Virginia State Penitentiary, Appellee, 220 F.2d 271 (4th Cir. 1955)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 220 F.2d 271 (4th Cir. 1955) Argued March 8, 1955
Decided March 11, 1955

Howell Robinson, pro se, on brief, and Thomas M. Miller, Asst. Atty. Gen. (J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Atty. Gen., of Virginia, on brief), for appellee.

Before PARKER, Chief Judge, and SOPER and DOBIE, Circuit Judges.


This is an appeal from an order dismissing an application for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant is imprisoned under the judgment of a Virginia state court and his petition sets forth no ground which would justify a federal court in interfering with that imprisonment. The appeal to this court is not accompanied by the certificate of probable cause required by 28 U.S.C. § 2253 and we are accordingly without jurisdiction to entertain it.

Appeal dismissed.